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St. Andrews - Interior

 

The rather unusual interior of St. Andrew's Church, Penrith.

 

"The tower dates from the 12th and 13th centuries,the top stage being either added or rebuilt in the 15th century. The rest of the church, together with the west doorway, was rebuilt in 1721–72, when the diagonal buttresses were added to the tower. The 18th-century rebuilding was almost certainly designed by William Etty of York.

 

Inside the church are galleries on the north, west, and south sides. These are carried on Tuscan columns, which rise to the ceiling as wooden quasi-Tuscan columns." (Wikipedia)

St. Andrews - Interior

 

The rather unusual interior of St. Andrew's Church, Penrith.

 

"The tower dates from the 12th and 13th centuries,the top stage being either added or rebuilt in the 15th century. The rest of the church, together with the west doorway, was rebuilt in 1721–72, when the diagonal buttresses were added to the tower. The 18th-century rebuilding was almost certainly designed by William Etty of York.

 

Inside the church are galleries on the north, west, and south sides. These are carried on Tuscan columns, which rise to the ceiling as wooden quasi-Tuscan columns." (Wikipedia)

comments (11)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 Aug 2017, 00:00
L'intérieur est aussi beau que l'extérieur.
Tom Wilson: Merci, Martine
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 30 Aug 2017, 01:14
The ceiling is a surprise, Tom.
Tom Wilson: The whole interior was a surprise after the tower smile
That is quite surprising, isn't it! I love the colors!
Tom Wilson: It is indeed - nicely restored.
What a fabulous find, Tom...and nothing expected about it!
Tom Wilson: It's certainly unusual.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2017, 06:38
This design doesn't look at all English Tom. It's very agreeable
Tom Wilson: Quite superb, I thought.
You would not be expecting this! Rather fine though isn't it?
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Aug 2017, 08:29
Gosh, it looks more like a ballroom in a grand house Tom.
Tom Wilson: Rather un-church-like, I thought.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Aug 2017, 09:13
Haven't seen such a ceiling in a church before, so I would also class it as unusual.
Tom Wilson: Nor me, Louis - that second level is somewhat unusual too. It must have been packed with people in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A surprise indeed.
Tom Wilson: I found it so, Mary.
Whoever would expect this from the outside view, it is lovely.
Tom Wilson: It is, isn't it - obviously well-maintained, too.
A very impressive place, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It certainly is, Frank.

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